Hearts of the West Team December Blog Hop!
It feels great being back, after my absence of several months!!
If this is your first time joining us: YOU ARE IN FOR A TREAT! This Blog Hop features Close To My Heart consultants from all over Canada showcasing their projects. If you’ve been here before: WELCOME BACK!
This month’s challenge (hand-picked by Nancy, our team leader!) is to create a paper project using the “Kaleidoscope” paper pack, which you can find in the current Annual Inspirations Book.
Here are some other supplies that coordinate perfectly with the Kaleidoscope Paper Pack!
Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads: Pacifica (Z2192), Canary (Z2643), Sunset (Z2191), Pear (Z2197), Gypsy (Z2190), Pixie (Z2644)
My Acrylix Stamp Sets: Diamonds are Forever (C1629)
Cricut Artbooking (Z1906)and Artistry Collections (Z3167)
Kaleidoscope Complements (X7202C)
Kaleidoscope Assortment (Z3085)
Enamel & Glitter Duos Purple Hearts (Z3124)
Silver Foil Tape (Z3130)
To find out more about the products that I used to create this or any of my fun projects; or to get more great ideas, you can visit my Online Business Address or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you came from Corinna’s Blog, then you’re in the right place. This is a circular blog hop so you can start anywhere! Just in case you got lost, the full list is at the end of this post. So, as always, grab your coffee, tea or water, relax, and hop around the team with us!
This beautiful and feminine Kaleidoscope Collection really made me think of little girls and babies. I haven’t done a mini-album in a while, and I have been wanting to try the 8 x 6″ Baby Mini-Album in the Cricut Artbooking cartridge. So here it is!!
All cuts, including titles and except the tags, come from Artbooking. The majority are from pages 50-51, the Baby Mini-Album. A few from throughout the rest of the book. The tags are from Artistry. I used Liquid Glass on the first divider “Baby”.
The overlays make it so easy to “take it up a notch”! All of the colours behind the overlay are scraps and zip strips from the paper collection.
Two pockets: both cut from the cartridge. The one on the left is the Photo Mat 2 from page 50, and the one on the right is one of the small overlays. Both work great!
More overlay on the left. I randomly backed some of the spaces with more scraps and some white Shimmer Trim. On the right page is the same overlay, just turned 90 degrees. The little lion is stamped with Saffron on Daisy White and then fussy cut. I outlined the face with my fine black journalling pen to make it stand out more.
The right page is the first large envelope, cut directly from Artbooking. I cut part of it again with a piece from the Kaleidoscope pack and used that to cover the flap.
Here is the envelope open. You can see how much stuff you could fit in there!
On the left you can see the back of the envelope with room for a 3 x 3″ photo. On the right, I used a page from the Snapshots Mini Album to get the pocket at the bottom.
On the left I added a half-circle mat from the Love Mini Album.
On the left, I used a piece of Gypsy from the Fundamentals Adventure pack for the photo mat. That little bit of shine really makes it pop! The lion is cut from the Baby Mini Album.
The little pocket on the left is cut from the Baby Mini Album and adhered with double-sided tape. On the right is the second large envelope, cut from a piece of pattern paper this time and then bordered with another cut and a strip from the Zoe Complements.
And here they are open.
The pocket on the right is another one cut from the Baby Mini Album and adhered with double-sided tape. I wanted to attach this one vertically, so I covered up the holes with brads and washi tape!
And here’s a look at the selection of ribbons I used on the binder rings to finish the book off. I didn’t waste anything in this paper pack. I even made use of all of the zip strips. The only thing I have left is just a few small pieces!!
List of materials/supplies used in this project:
- Kaleidoscope Paper Packet (X7202B)
- Exclusive Inks Pads: Black (Z2105), Saffron (Z2651), Pear (Z2197), Gypsy (Z2190)
- Card stock: Daisy White (1385), Pear (X5764), Gypsy (X5757), Sunset (X5758), Pacifica (X5759), Canary (X5772), Pixie (X5773), Pacifica (Fundamentals Adventure Pack Z3163)
- Stamp Sets: Wild Wonders (C1558)
- Embellishments: Enamel & Glitter Duos Purple Hearts (Z3124), White Shimmer Trim (Z3024), Black sparkles (retired), assorted ribbons, brads, green and orange sparkles, flowers and washi tapes from my stash
Would you like to learn how to create this layout for yourself? Let me know in the comments below, or send me a message at email@example.com
Don’t forget to stop by throughout the month for tips and news! And speaking of news:
I am hosting my last event of 2015:
December Scrapbooking Club and Open Crop!!
December 19, 2015
10:00 to 5:00 pm
At my place in NW, Calgary, Alberta
Come and put together a two-page layout featuring the beautiful La Vie En Rose Collection and maybe even a card! Then you have the rest of the day to work on your own projects. As always, you will have access to all of my tools and materials for the day, and of course, all of the creative minds you could ask for!!
There will also be a special optional Christmas project available for you to create. You won’t believe how easy these beautiful pine cones are to assemble!! The cost, which covers all materials, is $10.00 for one large cone, or a set of 3 small ones.
Your PayPal payment is your confirmed registration. For more details and to register visit my event calendar. Or you can e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, which will also confirm your registration. Space is limited, and confirmed registrations always get a seat, so don’t delay!!
Registration closes December 14, 2015
Your next stop will be Anna’s Blog, where I know she has a fabulous project waiting for you!
Thanks for “hopping” by! Come back next month to see what creative projects we’ve cooked up! We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below. If you like what you see and are interested in keeping up to date with everything paper, don’t forget to bookmark my site, or better yet, sign up to receive all my news right to your inbox, as it happens!
Until next time!!
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